The Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation (WACF) was formed in 1991 to anticipate, seek out and resolve threats to the water quality in the Wawasee area watershed. The Foundation is dedicated to promoting education, encouraging best management practices to reduce erosion and acquiring wetlands and endangered shoreline areas. Now in our 25th year, our efforts have resulted in the acquisition and protection of over 10 miles of shoreline and 47 wetland areas totaling over 829 acres.






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Wawasee Area Watershed
WACF Protected Properties are outlined in green


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WACF honored by WPOA 

At the recent Wawasee Property Owners Association meeting aboard the SS Lillypad, the WACF was awarded the annual WPOA Chief’s award.  The award reads: ‘It is with extreme appreciation that the WPOA conveys the Chief Award to:  WACF recognizing your unending generosity and dedication to making sure that Lake Wawasee continues to be the Premier Lake in all of Indiana.’The WPOA also presented the WACF with a $5,000 donation.  Heather Harwood (left, executive director of WACF) accepted the award presented by Kay Young (right, president of the WPOA).


cattail awardsWACF presents Cattail Awards 

The WACF honored Rob DeBeck and Jerry Riffle at the July annual meeting with the WACF Cattail award for outstanding service and contributions to the health of the watershed.  WACF chairman Joan Szynal (center) presented the award to Rob (left) and Jerry (right).


annual meetingWACF Celebrates 25 Years 

The WACF annual meeting in July celebrating the 25 years of WACF service to the watershed had a huge and enthusiastic attendance.  A delicious breakfast was provided by M the Market and reports on the history and future of the WACF were presented by David Brandes, Joan Syznal, Heather Harwood and Terry Clapacs.